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Hometown Girl

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I’m a hometown girl. I’ve spent 29 of my almost 36 years living in the small northern Fairfield County shoreline town of Stratford. We’re a quick forty-five minutes from New York, an hour from Rhode Island beaches, have easy access...
Don't water the weeds. When I heard a parenting expert that I follow on Instagram (@simplyonpurpose) suggest this as a strategy for ending unwanted behavior in toddlers and preschoolers, for some reason, it really struck a chord. Could it be...
I remember the day I had my daughter like it was yesterday. The simultaneous feeling of having been hit by a truck and the complete and utter joy was one I could never forget. That day, as well-wishing family...
It was supposed to be two weeks. When I got the text that schools were closing last March, it was supposed to be for two weeks. I was sitting in Starbucks with a client writing a plan for his child's...
From as early as I can remember, I wanted to be a teacher. I recall my second grade teacher, who I admired, asking what I wanted to be when I grew up. I looked up at her lovingly and...
lesson learned

The Best Lesson I’ve Learned

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You might say I’m a crier: sad movies, sweet commercials, an email about my baby’s first school pictures. I find this trait about myself downright annoying at times, but I’m sure some of you mamas out there can relate. You...
When I was pregnant with my first child, I was (as most first-time moms are) completely confident in all of my plans. I knew what I wanted the nursery to look like, I knew what daycare I would be...
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Supporting Mothers

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Every day we learn something new. Every day we seek out ways and means to be better people and mothers. In the past year, I have learned that mothers have received the short end of the stick as it pertains...
There's really no way to fully "prepare" for becoming a parent. I mean, you can check things off your to-do list by preparing a nursery, buying the essentials, and even taking classes on infant care or breastfeeding. But parenting...
When you’re a first-time mom, everything is new to you. I was a babysitter my entire teen years, into my 20’s, but every child is different, and you really don’t understand the ins and outs of kids until they’re...

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Explore Fairfield County :: Danbury

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“Explore Fairfield County” is an informational series that provides a glimpse into the wonderful towns and cities in Fairfield County. Fairfield County is diverse...

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